2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Brian Bowman

Candidate in the 2014 City of Winnipeg Mayoral race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 Winnipeg Civic Election?

I decided to run to be the Mayor of Winnipeg because I believe that with the right leadership, vision and guidance, Winnipeg can fully realize its potential. When I decided to run, I saw a city that was plagued by scandal, audits and backroom deals. I saw a city that was struggling to maintain the quality of services and infrastructure that our citizens deserve. I want to bring positive change to the city of Winnipeg and restore our citizens’ faith in city hall by bringing openness and transparency to it. I will help rebuild our crumbling infrastructure by repairing our roads in the short-term, while supporting smarter growth of our city. I also decided to run to be the Mayor of Winnipeg because I want to make Winnipeg work better for its citizens. I want a city that is open and transparent, that has better infrastructure, stronger and safer communities, and a real long-term economic plan. I want a better city for my family and for everyone elses families. I want to live in a city that supports small businesses and the creation of jobs. I want to live in a city that encourages our youth to stay in Winnipeg.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as Mayor?

I have always been a passionate supporter of Winnipeg. I have prided myself in being an active community volunteer and have had the pleasure of leading many of our city’s community organizations.
Previously, I have been the Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and under my leadership, we launched the BOLD Initiative. My leadership and vision, assisted in bringing about the creation of YES!Winnipeg, The World Trade Centre, and the Centralia Conference (that showcased Winnipeg to 600 companies from 30 countries). In my professional life, I am a privacy lawyer, and have been recognized as a national leader in the areas of social media, access to information, and privacy law. As the Chair of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), it was my vision to increase the visibility and accessibility for the WAG. As Chair, I supported greater programming for school children and a variety of non-profit community partners. This vision also helped the WAG continue to see strong surpluses and greater overall community engagement.

I have also served on many other community not-for-profits, including, Ka Ni Kanichihk, the Manitoba Naturalists Society, and as President of the University of Manitoba Alumni.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as Mayor, and why are these issues important to you?

It is abundantly clear that infrastructure is the number one issue for Winnipeggers. One of the reasons that I decided to run for Mayor of Winnipeg is that I realized that as we approached a population of one million people, it was evident that our city would not be prepared for this due to years of poor leadership at City Hall and a lack of forward thinking vision. The second major issue that has been identified from the beginning of this campaign was transparency at City Hall. As Mayor of Winnipeg, I will restore faith in City Hall by implementing our Open Data policy. From an infrastructure and development perspective, this means that the tendering process will be transparent. There will be no more backroom deals and all members of the construction industry (or any industry for that matter) will know the expectations are, and needs are, with respect to any given project. Everyone will be on the same playing field throughout the tendering process.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the City of Winnipeg?

Simply put, it is our people. I decided to run for Mayor, for our citizens, for our children and for Winnipeg. I am running for the Mayor of Winnipeg, in order to provide a positive, inclusive environment for all of our citizens. We have the absolute pleasure of living in such a diverse community. This diversity will be celebrated and honoured throughout my service as the Mayor of Winnipeg.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I encourage everyone to inform themselves of all of the candidates who are running and I encourage everyone to go out and vote. Please feel free to visit my website for further information as to why I am running for the Mayor of Winnipeg. It is my vision to have a city that is open and transparent, that has better infrastructure, stronger and safer communities, and a real long-term economic plan. I thank each and every one that I have met throughout this campaign. I thank you for your vote and I look forward to serving the City of Winnipeg as your Mayor.

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News that Mentions Brian Bowman

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New complex three floors high and rising

Monday, 29 June 2015

The official launch for the 14-storey UWinnipeg Commons apartment complex on Colony Street took place on June 22. Pictured from left: UWinnipeg vice president Sherman Kreiner, Mayor Brian Bowman, Minister of Housing and Community Development ...

Some Canadian cities embracing protected bicycle lanes

Monday, 29 June 2015

In response, Mayor Brian Bowman delayed council's adoption of it and sent the strategy to the office of public engagement to review the public consultation process. Last week, they announced the process had been adequate. Suderman says conversation is ...

Bowman misses chances to make change

Friday, 26 June 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman may have promised Winnipeggers a new approach to governing when he was elected last fall, but so far he has had trouble escaping some of the mistakes that afflicted his predecessors. Case in point: a city committee recently ...

Shovelling sidewalks the norm

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman noted there are no current motions that would commit council to make the change, only a mention of it as an option in the city's pedestrian and cycling strategy. "The adoption of the pedestrian and cycling strategy in no way, shape ...

Know one zone?

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman and his executive policy committee delayed the strategy by a month to allow a review of its consultation efforts. That move followed complaints from members of the business community. 30 km/h roads? Winnipeg should test out how 30 ...

Chance to learn about new library

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Earlier this year, I proposed a motion — seconded by Mayor Brian Bowman — calling for whistleblower protection at the City of Winnipeg level. This idea came to me from a voter at the doorstep who told me they knew of malpractice in their workplace ...

Loewen takes the scenic route

Monday, 22 June 2015

Loewen also met up with Mayor Brian Bowman at Assiniboine Park, and accompanied the mayor on his commute into downtown. "It's wonderful to see so many people out," Andraea Sartison, event co-ordinator for Bike Week Winnipeg, said. And while the ...

Brian Bowman announces members of Mayor's Indigenous Advisory Circle

Monday, 22 June 2015

In part as a response to the January article in Maclean's that called Winnipeg Canada's most racist city, Mayor Brian Bowman announced members of an advisory circle Monday meant to bridge the gap between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals in the city.

Mayor names members of his Indigenous Advisory Circle

Monday, 22 June 2015

While many questioned the data used to label the city as the country's most racist municipality in the piece “Welcome to Winnipeg, where Canada's racism problem is at its worst,” Mayor Brian Bowman took action to improve race relations soon after.

Brian Bowman names members to Winnipeg indigenous advisory committee

Monday, 22 June 2015

Just months after being labelled Canada's most racist city, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman has revealed the full membership of a special committee that will advise the city on ways to "build awareness, bridges and understanding" between the aboriginal and ...

Focus on finanaces, not crying poor

Friday, 19 June 2015

During the city's last election campaign, Winnipeg's soon-to-be-elected mayor Brian Bowman said he was going to lobby the provincial and federal governments for more funding. He's certainly not the first mayor of our city to go hat in hand to the ...

Another report on future of Portage and Main

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

But that contract expires in 2019 and Mayor Brian Bowman has since pledged to re-open the intersection to pedestrians and prevent a 40-year renewal clause of the deal from occurring. Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry) has repeatedly ...

City hall to study opening Portage and Main to pedestrians

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

On Wednesday, city council voted in favour of looking at the implications of opening up Portage Avenue and Main Street to pedestrians. The intersection has been long-closed to foot traffic, and Mayor Brian Bowman campaigned on opening up the ...

Bowman wants ethics commissioner

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman is calling for a report on creating an ethics commissioner office at City Hall. The move has been sought by various members of city council for years but council was previously told they lacked the power to create the position. Yet ...

Stanley Cup expected to visit Winnipeg once again with Jonathan Toews

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

The Winnipeg connection to one of the most sought-after trophies in professional sports has been reinforced. With the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the names of three Winnipeg-born players will be engraved on ...

Taxis: The Uber war is over, get with the times

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is also keen on transportation innovations and has met with reps from Uber. Unfortunately, taxi regulations in Winnipeg are controlled by the province and the Taxicab Board, not city council. Ultimately, trying to protect ...

Ethics commissioner is just what city hall needs

Monday, 15 June 2015

In an email to councillors on Friday, Mayor Brian Bowman said he wants to put forward a motion requesting the Public Service suggest a method of creating such a position. It's a surprising move, given that only Thursday the mayor hedged the idea of ...

Southeast, west Winnipeg getting fogged tonight

Friday, 12 June 2015

Tanya Jane Nepinak, 31, missing since Sept. 13_1. Nepinak family still searching for answers · 0 · QMI_WS20150424KK07. Will Charleswood-St. James riding remain a Tory lock? 0 · Brian Bowman. Racism summit beginning of 'journey forward': Bowman.

'Big step forward' really just business as usual

Friday, 12 June 2015

The bill allows Mayor Brian Bowman to proclaim he's made progress on a key campaign plank -- make the city more transparent and accountable -- only eight months into his first term. It also allows the Selinger government to appear collegial. But it may ...

City charter changes tabled at Leg

Thursday, 11 June 2015

"Civic employees will ... have that protection and I think that will only help with the accountability that Winnipeggers expect here," said Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman. The legislation would also require a city code of conduct for councillors that is ...

Winnipeg's mosquito population explodes

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The city hasn't yet announced where the fogging will begin, but it will start at 9:30 p.m. June 11 and go until 6:30 a.m.. "I'm noting that the mosquito count is high, if my legs and arms are any indication," Mayor Brian Bowman said Wednesday morning.

Tear down 'Berlin Wall' of Winnipeg, reopen Portage and Main: Gerbasi

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

But that contract expires in 2019 and Mayor Brian Bowman has since pledged to re-open the intersection to pedestrians. Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry) said the site is Winnipeg's most iconic and famous intersection and needs to be open ...

CentreVenture review delayed

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

That's because Mayor Brian Bowman had expressed concern that True North was selected through a “backroom deal” on CentreVenture's part. But while council has since supported True North Sports and Entertainment's recent purchase of the site for the ...

City keeping Carlton cash

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

A few months back, Mayor Brian Bowman alleged CentreVenture set up a “backroom deal” with True North Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Winnipeg Jets, on the mixed-use development. But this week, the mayor and others welcomed the same ...

Winnipeg councillor wants city official suspended over delayed construction ...

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman couldn't immediately be reached for comment Tuesday on whether he agrees with Wyatt's demand that the public works director be suspended. Wyatt didn't show up for a city committee meeting he was scheduled to attend Tuesday ...

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